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Nov 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
super storm sandy. >> a small percentage of them in the area. pepco, literally a couple dozen. they hope to get everybody back online tonight. b.g.e. about 6300 outages in maryland this morning. >> we are seeing small signs of progress in new york and new jersey but still so much work ahead. >> the nation's largest public transit system will begin rolling again this morning, but with limited service. some tunnels and stations remain flood and power is still out in much of downtown. but the lights began to turn back on in some areas near wall street. still, subways won't run yet through the city's financial district. mayor bloomberg announced only vehicles with three or more occupants will be allowed to enter manhattan between 6:00 a.m. and midnight. snuge struggling to recover. -- new jersey is struggling to recover. they are working to clear streets clogged by sand and debris. gas leaks and the aparent shortage of gas crews to help shut down ruptured lines. >> where are all of these gas trucks? why can't we get gas trucks down the b
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 2:35am EDT
images from storm coverage came from queens where row upon rope of houses burned as sandy raged. >> now people are returning to sift through what is left of their lives. and our new york station, wabc was there. >> reporter: the floodwater isn't the only thing sinking in here. >> the people in this neighborhood are devastated. >> reporter: soap is the magnitude of the clean-up. from bal harbour, homes are filled with the smell of diesel fuel to the smoke in breezy point. new yorkers are trying to come to grips with the long road ahead. >> just where the kids grew up. it is the only, only house they have ever known. >> reporter: tom duffy one of the new yorkers, sifting through the rubble with his hands. carefully turning over charred pieces of what was part of his life. the family home here in breezy point, one of more than 100, leveled, by the fire. >> i can't believe, just, two month as go we were down here. it's crazy. >> what do you do when this is what you are coming home to, where do you start? when you are trying to rebuild. you start small. grab what you can. what the fire didn'
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 4:00am EST
since sandy struck. and a new storm is just days away. >>> moment of impact. a train barreling into a tanker truckloaded with liquid, and a camera right there to capture it all. >>> and humor in hard times, moments made famous during sandy from "saturday night live." >>> good morning, everyone. and we begin this monday, election eve, with the final few hours of campaign 2012. a daunting schedule of stops in a down to the wire race. >> finally, it is here. >> finally. >> one day left in his fight to the finish and the candidates will focus on the handful of states expected to decide the outcome. we have team coverage this morning. tahman bradley is in boston but t.j. winick starts it off from the windy city of chicago. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. well, election day may not be until tomorrow, but 27 million americans have already cast their votes. a sign how close the obama campaign believes this could be, the president appeared in new hampshire which only has four electoral votes. >> we're no longer relevant now. we're props because what's happen
ABC
Nov 4, 2012 8:00am EST
's a new storm coming to the area slammed by sandy. as a nor'easter bears down, free gas causes chaos. beer company delivers water. and how they're dealing with that dangling crane. >>> the rescue caught on tape. a hiker trapped for three days by sandy's record snowfall. he thought that he was near the end when rescuers risking their own lives, found him in his socks. >>> and party foul. pippa middleton defends herself against critics of her new book. on party planning. some calling it a royal embarrassment. >>> happy sunday to everyone at home. the final sunday before election day. it's hard to believe that this campaign has been going on for nearly two years now and now we're down to the last two days. the voters are already starting to have their say. take a look at these long lines for early voting. in many states. who has the edge? george stephanopoulos will be here to discuss it all. >> it's the big question. we got the smartest guy in the business. >>> coming up, also, in the northeast, this election is playing out against the backdrop utterly scrambled by sandy. now, new jersey will
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
california. update. >> ad, an the northeast continues ploting from hurricane sandy. obama returns to the trail today. >> and a news reporter learned tv,hing can happen on live even a pumpkin exploding. wrong during this carving explosion. >> they did blow it up. good morning, washington. it is 6:00. i am steve chenevey. >> i am cynne simpson. let's get to jacqui jeras for a look at the weather. shock over that video. a chilly startc chillyool wheth -- we have a chilly start. we will have sunshine at times and clouds at times. temperatures are below average to 10 degrees. as we head towards the weekend, expecting a quiet weather. relatively dry. that's good news and will not aggravate the flood situation. in other areas, 39 in lusby, maryland. george, 39 in and 37 in la plata. warming up into the 50's this afternoon, not a terrible forecast. hopefully, not a terrible traffic situation. now let's check in with jamee whitten. >> not so bad, a quiet start for the most part. we are taking out the reported georgetown pike just west of the beltway. more on that in 10 minutes. let's look
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 2:35am EDT
says it's like a stopped up drain. >>> aside from all those problems triggered by sandy, people in new york's blackout zone are now worrying about their safety. some of the buildings in lower manhattan have beefed up security since plunging into darkness. reside residents -- after residents were terrified that would-be robbers got into homes by posing as utility workers promising to restore power. extra doormen have now been called into double-check i.d.s. can you imagine? >> i know. there's been isolated reports of the looting and scams like that that always happens after air tragedy. people always take advantage of the vulnerable chaotic situation. >> it's just terrible. >> got to believe in karma with folks like that. >> officials have always said security will increase as the lights come back on. >> that is somewhat easier said than done. as abc's ron claiborne reports the effort to get the power glowing again is now a national one. >> reporter: it's a massive effort for a massive problem. 64,000 utility workers in a dozen states working around the clock to turn the power on. in re
ABC
Nov 4, 2012 9:00am EST
to have 90-year-old people. >> this week on "inside sandy's birdknoll october surprise. >> i want to thank t the presidt personally. how many votes are these pictures worth? heavy hearts with all the suffering in a major part of our country. >> how do you compete with a natural disaster? >climate change? neitr candidate wants to go it. the new unemployment number, play in the polling place? jeep jobs in china flap. >> obama took gm and chrysler bankruptcy and sold chrysler to italians who will s in china. >> it is an outrageous lie. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.icap.org-- >> we thought this was going to special preelection broadcast. that all weking have to do his handicap the election. sandy.ong came hurricane politics, all wiseman told never that you can around ththe corner. then't want to minimize tragic human dimensions of this aftermath, butt is a politil program d the election is next tuesday, so here goes. new jersey gov. chris christie prior to the storm. let's give you the plane ride back to chicago ththat you have earned. i cannot thank the president and c
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
for sandy survivors. emotional tributes by country stars last night at the cmas. and heart wrenching moments on stage from the boss. his message for all the victims of the storm. ♪ rise up come on, rise up ♪ >>> good morning, everyone. and some real drama from bruce springsteen. what an emotional tribute to his home state. there he is, singing "city of ruins." new jersey hit so hard by this storm. and bruce springsteen, obviously, so moved. >> you can tell. >> it sure does. >>> robin's home recovering. hope she's doing well this morning. amy robach is here. >> thanks so much. and the toll of the devastation of sandy is becoming more and more clear with the pictures this morning. at least 92 dead. 3.8 million customers out of power. and here's the tough part. power could be out for weeks for so many. that is a tough situation. >> it sure is. a lot of people just don't know. >>> and so many people separated from their pets during the storm, are now being reunited. we have stunning pictures from the new york aquarium, where 12,000 animals may need to be evacuated if the facility doesn't get
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
of hurricane sandy. there is a gasoline shortage in new jersey adding to the misery of storm victims. they have spent hours waiting only to find the pumps have run dry. police have been called out to keep order. gas lines are not the only things frustrating people in new york and new jersey. some people in s.i. say they feel like they are being forgotten -- staten say they feel like they are being forgotten. >> progress is being made, but there are many obstacles out there, like staten island, and patience is wearing thin. >> there is still 3 million people without power on the coast. people are not happy about the marathon taking place. >> tempers are running high, especially in waterlogged staten island. >> we are going to die. you do not understand. >> gasoline, food, and clothing. 20 people died on staten island. people are facing another night of darkness and cold. >> people are fighting. that sends people over the edge. >> the governor says relief is on the way. >> there should be an improvement in conditions and people should see it quickly. >> the ferry service and has resumed today. wa
ABC
Nov 4, 2012 7:00am EST
candidate's policy means for america. >>> dhaechb station of superstorm sandy. the impact could have on the econy and what happened at the new york stock exchange that hadn't happened in 100 years. >>> the changing wa we deal with and learn about crises, the powers, krit pals of social media. the "wall street jrnal report" begins right now. >>> here's what is making news as we head in to a new week on wall street. a positive jobs report. the final one before the election on tuesday. the labor department reporting the unemployment kicked up in november to 7.9%. but 171,000 jobs were created in the month, well above expectations. numbers for the last two with months were revised upwards. an additional 84,000 jobs added for august and september new york's mayor michael bloomberg rang the bell on wednesday after a two-day shutdown because of super storm sandy. that's the fst two-day weather related shut down at the new york stock exchange since 1888. it was afirst slow day but there were no glitches the markets picked up steam. the markets fell on friday. stocks closed out october by eak
ABC
Nov 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
and with the entire team here after a very, very long week. here we are, five days post-sandy. and relief is arriving for the people on staten island. two images i'll never forget. a jacuzzi in the trees. look at that. and i met a guy whose house was picked up and moved across the street. you're going to see it when the camera turns here. his house was there. and now, it's there. >> parts of the city look like a war zone this week. >>> also, look at this. these are food lines in manhattan. hundreds of new yorkers are waiting for something to eat. for many, it's the first hot meal they've had in days. new jersey is hard-hit, as well. with only half of the gas stations in new jersey and new york, rationing has gone into effect. >>> but the news is not all bad. atlantic city's 12 casinos are reopening. and the mayor of newark, new jersey, cory booker, letting storm victims crash at his house. >>> we also have something adorable for you this morning. it involves this puppy. her name is sandy, by the way. her owners threw her out of a car after the storm. but fortunately, a compassionate family took her i
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
>> starting over in the aftermath of sandy. we're seeing small signs of progress ooze millions of people remain without -- as millions of people remain without power. "good morning washington" begins now. >> trouble spots to the north. new jersey hit the hardest. good morning, washington. it is thursday, november 1. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm cynne simpson. good morning to you. we have learned some local schools will be closed today. in prince jornl's county, cham forge early childhood center will be closed. they don't have power yet. lothian elementary. magothy river and severn river middle school and south earn middle school closed today. >> we still have a little bit of cloudiness that is going to be lingering. breaks of clouds and breaks of sunshine. expect that miss throughout the day today. even a sprinkle much like yesterday. temperatures below average for our highs and that will be the trend in the days ahead and the weekend just around the corner looks relatively quiet. so kind of a boring weather day i guess overall. that's ok, right
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the campaign trail because of sandy. president obama is back in campaign mode. mitt romney was in virginia. >> i was going to surprise you. we're here at the obama field offices on columbia. lots of volunteers making phone calls and look who is here calling motors. charlie got a surprise fong call from none other than former secretary of state madeleine albright. this is part of the get-out-the- vote effort that you are saying across virginia as obama and romney both candidates wanting to win here in battleground virginia. today, mitt romney spent his day focused on virginia with stops in three areas. our chant is this, five more days. little time left, the campaign trail has been tricky. both canceled events because of the storm. today, both men were back in campaign mode. >> the consequence of what this election means -- we can't lose, we need you for agenda, we have to take back america. >> making the point he is still commander-in-chief, he wore his air force one jacket today for stops in several states. >> we will win wisconsin again and we will win this election and we will renew the
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
. houses that are sprinkled along the countryside and nothing has been working since hurricane sandy came through. the storm uprooted trees and snapped several power poles. he and his 92-year-old mother rode out the storm here and have made it the best they could with the -- for a week without power. power crews have been working tirelessly since last monday replacing snapped boldin untangling twisted lines. there are many areas where power lines snaked through countless trees. there have been pockets of neighborhoods that have had to wait patiently for help. >> this has been a mess. it has been cold. this is really bad. >> slowly but surely, help is finally arriving. >> and have another storm coming. late this afternoon as he stood talking outside his home, power crews up the valley clipped is which and the lights came back on. >> in the aftermath of sandy, hundreds of thousands are still without electricity in new york and new jersey. that is just one of many challenges facing residents there. eight states including maryland, have spent if you have sent more than 200 troopers to help bu
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 6:00pm EST
, the latest on get life back to normal in the northeast following hurricane sandy. >> the gerlach -- thousands of absentee voters. how did this happen time and which one counts? explain in my report, coming up. >> the freeze warning in effect for tonight. [ mitt romney ] we have to work on a collaborative basis. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the fututure generations. and republicans andemocrats both love america but we need to have leadership -- leadership in washington that will actually bring people together and get the job done and could not c care less if it's a republican or a da ocrat. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. colin powell: yes. when he took over we were in one of the... i'm mitt romney, worst recessions we had seen in recent times... close to a depression. and i saw, over the next several years, stabilization... come back in the financial community. housing is starting to pick up. the president saved the auto industry.
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 2:30am EST
>>> this morning on "world news now" -- the misery is mounting. a week after hurricane sandy struck. people wonder how much more they can take of being cold, hungry, and homeless. >> and those long lines for gas go on and on and on. it is monday, november 5th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good monday morning, everyone. i'm paula faris. >> i'm rob nelson. in a moment, an ominous new forecast for some of the most desperate people in the hurricane zone. very cold weather and a nor'easter, are now on the way. that is not what folks want to hear if you are in a vulnerable beach or waterfront community now and the waves kick up again come wednesday. going to be kind of tough. a tough weather week for those folks. >>> also ahead it is election eve right now. have a look at how the candidates are making the most of their final hours on the campaign trail. the country is ready to vote. and those two guys have to be exhausted and ready for this thing to end either way. >>> uh-huh. then it is train versus truck. it is all caught onmazing end t the man in the right
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 7:00am EST
from sandy. as temperatures plummeto 0 below freezing in the storm zone. now all eyes on a nor'easter this week. sam is here with the up to the minute details. >>> dead heat. less than 24 hours in the campaign of history. mitt romney and barack obama campaign around the clock. >>> deadly accident at the zoo. a toddler falls 14 feet into a secured area with a pack of wild dogs. and zookeepers race to fend them off. how did the 2-year-old end up falling into the dangerous den? ♪ give a little bit give a little bit of your love to me ♪ >>> and this morning, after the perfect storm. a powerful response. ♪ give a little bit >> america reaching out to the millions rebuilding their lives. ♪ how you can make a difference. join our entire abc family for a day of hope, a day of renewal, a day of beginning. it begins right now, right here, on "gma"! ♪ give a little bit give a little bit of your life for me ♪ ♪ >>> and good morning, everyone. a big monday morning here at "gma." we are kicking off the day of giving on abc. and we are going to be seeing robin roberts with a spe
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 11:35pm EST
story dominating the news for the past week, hurricane sandy and the devastation left in its wake. and the desire to do something to help. so all day today, disney and abc have been raising money to help those who need it most. we kicked it off this morning with a telethon on "gma" ands of right now viewers tr erers cont staggering amount $15.3 million, which including $3 million from sam sung. call the number on the screen. we hope you will. we turn to the election. terry moran on the trail with president obama today and joins us from iowa. good evening, terry. 11 cities in three days. >> reporter: that's right, the final lap. and this is the final time barack obama will ever do this. this is his last political campaign and the last rally and so tonight this cold iowa air is thick with emotion and nostalgia and edged with a bit of anxiety about what will happen tomorrow. you talk to the obama people, they express kind of gritty, grim, even, confidence. they think they'll get it done. but they know this time so different from the last time. it's not about inspiration, it's about p
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 5:00am EST
will update recovery efforts following super storm sandy and explain how kevin harvick's race car got damaged before he even got behind the wheel. "good morning, washington" at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> it is 5:00 monday november 5. >> rise and shine. we will get to jackie. >> a cold start this morning. temps around freezing in a few areas. but it looks pretty good out there. looking at the live picture. temperatures are 41 right here. 43 at reagan national. 40 at dulles. 37 in call -- culpepper and petersburg below freezing. 40 degrees is above the freezing market in terms of warming. not all that warm overall when you look at highs in the upper 40's, around 50 and high should be in the low to mid 60's. we will get some sunshine by this afternoon so you have to look at it with a before spin. over to traffic with jamie. >> a positive spin on the traffic. a lot of construction overnight in the tysons area on the beltway near 123, route 7, braddock road all wrapped up and projects on metrorail, toll ro
ABC
Nov 6, 2012 2:35am EST
to make sure people displaced by hurricane sandy are able to cast their ballots today. make shift tents have been set up with portable polling booths. on top of that. free shuttle buses will carry new yorkers from damaged polling places to alternate sites. governor cuomo signed anned or ear lug people affected by sandy to vote at any polling location in the state. >>> in new jersey, storm victims, meanwhile, will be allowed to vote electronically. applications for mail-in ballot submitted by e-mail or fax. once approved voters have until 8:00 p.m. to return the ballot electronically. residents of hard hit ocean county voting in droves since last friday. voting sites without power are getting generators and a mobile bus will be stopping by emergency shelters as well. >> just one of the many hurdles that a lot of folks in the northeast are facing right now. >> a lot of weird factors. and sandy ruined a lot of people's plans. can't blame folks from being distracted when your haas is gone, no heat, no power. it will be interesting. and keep your eye on problems, unrelated to the storm. keep
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
at the unbelievable destruction from sandy's path. >> wow. new york harbor. that is staten island. look at all those boats. >>> five days to go. barack obama and mitt romney dash back to the trail, as the clock ticks to election day. this morning, our bottom line on each side's path to victory. the last-minute moves. and this little girl's emotional plea going viral. >> i'm tired of barack obama and mitt romney. >>> and jaws-dropper. the woman who saved her own life by punching out a 12-foot tiger shark. she tells us about the astonishing moment when her martial arts kicked in. the karate chop that saved her life. >>> and good morning, everyone. hello to robin at home. we are getting back to normal here in times square. but look at these live shots. >> rabbit rabbit. >> rabbit rabbit, robin. let's look at the live shots downtown right now. still so dark in lower manhattan. this is a city divided right now. it's going to take days, maybe longer, for the power to come back. and the scale of destruction is becoming so clear in so many places. look at the aerial shots of breezy point, new york, home to
ABC
Nov 8, 2012 2:35am EST
homes. >>> still recovering from super storm sandy, residents in new jersey and new york are now being hit by a nor'easter. the heavy, wet snow took down power lines and made the evening commute a pretty dangerous one. >> more than 1,000 flights have been canceled at area's airports and the nation's largest commuter railroad came to a halt. central park picked up 4 inches of snow, which is a record for this date. >> biggest one, ocean county, new jersey, got a foot of snow. pretty big storm. >> you love snow too. >> no, wake me when it is april. the storm is moving into new england making for what is likely to be a messy morning commute. >> with more on the track of snow and rain we are jind by accuweather meteorologist jim dickey. good morning, jim. >> good morning, rob, paula. the effects of the nor'easter. it is rolling out and weakening. this morning we will see conditions improve, new york city down through pennsylvania. storms over in the mid-atlantic. sunshine for the day in fact. dealing with snowfall. massachusetts on northward. inland, in maine, then rain stays steady and hea
ABC
Nov 4, 2012 10:00am EST
hurricane sandy changed the race? and will we know the winner tuesday night? we'll ask our headliners. obama's top white house strategist david plouffe. and romney's senior adviser ed gillespie. >>> and our powerhouse roundtable. george will, cokie roberts, donna brazile, matthew dowd and ronald brownstein of the national journal. >>> hello again. this is it. just hours to go before the final votes and for so many americans, up 40% of voters, election day has already come and gone. a new record that has already led to long lines like these at polling places across the country. some good news in the early vote. that makes sense. the race has been tight from the start. today, it could not be closer. our brand-new abc news/washington post poll shows an absolute dead-heat. 48%. still, in those battleground states, a small but steady lead for president obama and it's in the battlegrounds especially those midwestern states of iowa, wisconsin and ohio, where the candidates are making their closing arguments. >> the american auto industry is back on top. osama bin laden is dead. we have made real pr
ABC
Nov 6, 2012 7:00am EST
right now, as a nor'easter is expected to slam into the hurricane sandy-ravaged areas, with cold and rain and snow. sam is here. how is this going to be? >> as it curves to the east, not only does it have the coastal effects, it will have a mixing of snow and some lasting snow. some places without power, without good shelter. they don't need this. >> so many folks without homes yet. sam, thanks. >> already hit so hard here. >>> our entire team has been on this campaign for the very start. today, it's "your voice, your vote." and for mitt romney, the campaigning is not over yet. he'll stop in ohio and pennsylvania, after voting from his hometown, belmont, massachusetts, this morning. that's where david muir is right now. good morning, david. >> reporter: hey, george. it's hard to believe the day has finally arrived. you see the line forming in belmont, massachusetts, the hometown of mitt romney. and he his wife, ann, will be here shortly to cast their votes. they were campaigning until the midnight hour. and we were beside the governor, as he was hugged by supporters, welcoming hi
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 6:30pm EST
of all the key battleground states and hurricane sandy had to have helped there as well. the president's job approval is up to 51% and for most of the hurricane, people saw the president doing his job. they basically liked what they saw so as i said you look at those battleground states there, the president tied or ahead in all the battleground states right now. >> well, we will be springing into action tomorrow as the voting begins and, george, i will see you very soon. >> you will. >> of course on "good morning america," as well. >>> you know, i know, how many people have turned out to vote early. take a look at this, americans lining up to vote early. a mom with an infant in a car seat. her young son taking it all in bowling green, ohio and other americans ready to spend hours in georgia, arkansas, illinois and across this country and unprecedented number of americans voting early so what do these early results show? abc's jonathan karl on that. >> reporter: you think election day is tomorrow? think again. we have already been seeing long lines at voting places for weeks. 46 million
ABC
Nov 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
:00 and continues through the evening. >> coming up, see of the damage left behind by a hurricane at sandy affected election date in new york and new jersey. >> i had no idea it was going to be this long. >> standing in line for hours that a large voter turnout benefits one candidate more than the other? >> the virginia senate race is another tight one. we are live >> two former governor's are battling it out this election day. >> we have live team coverage of the senate race. we begin with the allen campaign. >> things at the omni hotel in richmond are fairly quiet. this is the republican party election night headquarters. that means the same can be said for george allen. they said they had to wait for a little while. we ended up catching up with allen this afternoon at a polling station near richmond. he stopped several polling spots today making one last appeal to voters. this race has been closed all along. in the past couple of days allen is three points behind tim kaine. overall, george allen says he has no regrets. >> i am proud of the race we have run. based on ideas, a blueprint for americ
ABC
Nov 6, 2012 12:00pm EST
that sank in hurricane sandy. >> it is a little chilly out there today but tomorrow that cold could mix with rain. anncr: which do you believ what mitt romney's tv ads say about women? or what mitt romney himself says? mitt romney: do i beeve the supreme court... should orturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade. hopefully reverse roe v. wade. overturn roe v. wade. planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned reparenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >> hundreds of thousands of people are still left in the cold without power after the storm last week. a family and we to and is hoping to make a difference by driving to new york with a 14-foot truck with supplies. volunteers will help sort the items and looking at the devastation from sandy, you want to do something. >> crew members of the age and is bounded that sunk off cape hatteras are now speaking out for the first tim
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. >> with five days to go, how hurricane sandy will affect the pamela howze: it just seems like such an... infringement on our lives. how dare they step into my life that way. it's none of their business. he's trying to restrict us again. he's taking us backwards. george allen is the last thing we need in washington. anncr: the democratic senatorial campaign commimittee is... responsible for the content of this advertising. [ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions anand contraceptraion seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time but we just can't afford four more yes. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> virginia is made up of people with many points of view. you may get a different field for this election. >> who better
ABC
Nov 6, 2012 4:00am EST
accommodations for voters who were displaced by superstorm sandy. some devastated areas will cast ballots on portable voting machines in tents that you see there. governor andrew cuomo cleared the way for people to vote in any polling site in new york. and people in new jersey can vote electronically by e-mail or by fax. >>> as a powerful nor'easter looms, some people in the storm zone say they are too worried about surviving to vote. the approaching storm is meeting nearly 1.5 million without power, struggling to just keep warm in the midst of some of the coldest air of the season. new york's mayor bloomberg is urging residents to turn the to shelters. but not everyone is willing to go. >> it's our home. if you leave your place and you don't know if they're going to loot. >> a big concern, looting is. about 10,000 people in battered homes and apartments will likely need emergency housing in new york city alone. >>> and we're learning about the heavy damage sandy inflicted on one custom-built staten island home. it's the home of army specialist brendan morocco, who lost both arms and legs
ABC
Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm EST
'easter moves along the east coast. some residents are struggling to recover from hurricane sandy and are worried about the second weather event in two weeks. >> we're already seeing quite a bit of snow in parts of that area. it is just the last thing that you want. >> the storm is strong, but not nearly as strong as sandy. there will be flooding beach erosion. there will be very cold air. we are just on the fringes of a. we are very fortunate, once again. this is the time lapse. let's set that in motion during the day. you just see a minor increase in the surf their. it was noticeable the further you went along the mid-atlantic coast line. live doppler radar shows a little rain. rain here and there. rain on the fringes. we have cold air here. upper 30's, low 40's. freezing in spots. what is going to happen -- there may be a patch of rain, maybe a few snowflakes. temperatures should remain above freezing. it will be a nuisance more than anything else, but i will take the nuisance over what is happening a couple hours north of here. just at chilly, rob the. and macdill and rocco --
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Nov 7, 2012 2:30am EST
. or your money back. >>> well areas hard hit by hurricane sandy just last week are bracing for a second punch from mother nature later today. >> a nor'easter packing heavy wind, rain and snow has much of new york and new jersey on high alert. some residents in parts of staten island, new york, are being told they should evacuate, hundred of nursing home residents along the coast in queens have been relocated. >> not what they want or needed. let's check in with accuweather's jim dickey and he has got the latest on the storm's track. >> good morning, rob, paula. here is our budding storm system here this morning. brought rainfall to coastal north carolina through tuesday evening. strengthen, move its way forward. what can we expect? the system moving faster than it first anticipated. through the morning hours, start to see rain, gusty wind. rain out of the north-northeast. the term, nor'easter here. coastal flooding, additional beach erosion, and unfortunately impacted by sandy. should be noted this is not sandy. not going to bring the same impact. impactful all the same. heavy ran up th
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Nov 12, 2012 4:00am EST
sandy dealt its devastating blow, 120,000 homes and businesses in new york and jersey are facing yet another day without power. with anger and frustration growing, people demonstrated over the weekend against the long island power authority which still has 100,000 customers in the dark. the protesters said along with the low restoration, they can't even get information from the utility company. >> patience is wearing thing there. >>> and they're searching for survivors in myanmar this morning after a powerful earthquake rattled that nation, just a week before president obama is set to visit the 6.8 magnitude quake collapsed homes, bridges and mines and also damaged ancient buddhist temples. at least 12 people were feared dead. >>> in italy, the city known for its canals is scrambling to soap cope with severe flooding. after days of heavy rain, central venice is 70% under water. people waded through streets as it peaked five feet above normal. in tuscany, flooding and mud slides forced 200 people from their homes. >>> and a destructive brush fire is burning out of control in southern
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Nov 1, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. and body bags after sandy has now claimed nearly 40 lives. more than half of them on staten island, so close to manhattan, but living in devastation. and tonight, "nightline" anchor cynthia mcfadden is there, where after four days, the community is shaken. cynthia? >> reporter: good evening, diane. every massive tragedy has within it a whole series of smaller ones. one such played out behind me, though, that staircase led to a house, where a mother, father and 13-year-old girl lived. only the mother survived. staten island is a whole series of stories, just like that one. in staten island today, a cry for help. >> we're going to die! if we get killed with the weather, we're going to die! we're going to freeze! we got 90-year-old people! >> reporter: this woman pleading with government officials for gasoline, food and clothing. >> you don't understand. you've got to get your trucks here on this corner now! it's been three days! >> reporter: this is one of the hardest hit communities in torque city. thousands still without power, many homeless. 19 people dead. in devastated neighborhoods
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Nov 2, 2012 6:30pm EDT
and traveled long distances in many cases, for a race that is now yet another casualty of hurricane sandy. diane? >> all right, dan, thank you. >>> and we know what was haunting even a lot of those athletes. take a look. parts of the city were celebrating tonight as their lights came back on. but in so many other places, a very different story. families were bundling up to keep warm in the bitter cold. take a look. a baby suedele esuedeled in the. a family huddles for warmth in their home, choosing their own house over a shelter. and everywhere, there are those lines, waiting for even a few gallons of gasoline. and abc's alex perez has been out all day with the families, waiting. >> reporter: in lower manhattan tonight, hundreds of new yorkers lined up for food. for many, the first hot meal they've had in days. but while the power is turning on right now, thousands throughout the region are still bracing for a very cold night. here, a baby bundled up, surrounded by candles. a woman keeping warm by a makeshift campfire. help arriving in blacked out communities like staten island and the ro
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Nov 4, 2012 6:00pm EST
for millions of americans who were in hurricane sandy's path. tonight, another storm. and bitterly cold temperatures. mrmg ginger zee with the storm track, as we ask, what about electricity? and now word of free gas. >>> a day of heartbreak at an american zhoo. a little boy falls into an animal pit. >>> and, who will win? the one question we haven't been asking. but does it hold the biggest clue yet to election night? who do you think is going to win? >>> and good evening tonight from cleveland, ohio. and we're here tonight because both campaigns are counting on ohio and its 18 electoral votes on election night. the president needs ohio to hold onto his midwestern fire wall. romney needs ohio because without it, the math is very difficult. we were inside both campaigns, working on the ground today to get the vote out. governor romney in cleveland. tonight, his campaign says his ground game is well ahead of john mccain's four years ago. the president in cincinnati tonight. pomes showing a slim lead for the president. and tonight, the newest abc news poll and it shows why getting out the
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Nov 15, 2012 4:00am EST
firsthand the aftermath of hurricane sandy. thousands of customers are still without power more than two weeks later. >> our hearts go out to them. >>> and the president is keeping a watchful eye on the growing tension and violence in the middle east. israeli forces killed the top hamas leader yesterday in this attack. and they are bounding gaza again today. >> abc's alex marquardt is live in jerusalem with the breaking developments. alex? >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. that's right. the israeli air strikes in the retaliatory palestinian rocket attacks have continued overnight into this morning. israel says it has carried out over 100 attacks on targets in the gaza strip. not just on individuals, like ahmad jabari, who was killed yesterday. but on rocket sites, including on the long-rage rockets that are iranian-made. they have a range of about 50 miles. in response, hamas and palestinian militant groups have targeted southern israel with rockets. four israelis have been killed in the southern area around the gaza strip. at least 12 palestinians have been killed, according to
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Nov 4, 2012 6:30pm EST
as that all begins at 7:00 on tuesday evening. some good news tonight when it the aftermath of sandy. first, services coming back on a schedule and in new power is slowly coming on for millions of people. some marathon runners helped bring stuff to victims. and in new jersey, people are coming together to help each other. celebrated the feast of all saints. of saints living in have done so much to other and embrace one another at a very difficult time. what to do itnow are touching one lives in most inspiring ways. that feeling of lending hand happening in our area as well. a number of restaurants are profits and passing along to disaster relief. many see it as a win/win situation. n easy and fun way to us families deal with the hurricane zandi. restaurants in the d.c. area are in to make a difference. all lot of our staff has in new jersey that have power. we have friends in new york that have power. >> that is why this restaurant is donating 20% of tonight's to the american red cross. expect the dining room to full with 90 reservations already on the table. across town, gospel music will
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Nov 4, 2012 11:35pm EST
. then hurricane sandy hatband. he had that trip to new jersey with chris christie, who is not just a republican, but a top romney surrogate. obama a really given to seem presidential. people are still without beginning tore e such sad images of people still struggling to get on their feet -- the gone -- that could produce some craziness fed to government which does not help obama. this -- about the federal , which does not help obama. this point, it is still him.ng will see what happens come tuesday, perhaps wednesday on how all ofding this last. thank you so much. >> sentencing date for the man tucson massacre involving arizona congressman gabby giffords. just ahead on "washington weekly. >> a cold start to our monday for ag and the potential l storm. details in my forecast in just a few minutes. [ male announcer ] citibank's app for ipad makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standa at citibank. colin powell: yes. when he took over we were in one of the... worst recessions we had seen in recent
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Nov 6, 2012 6:30pm EST
with their flashlights, family suffering after sandy a. as you know vo n unbroken to vote. linsey davis tells us what they're facing tonight. >> reporter: without power, but not power-less. in some of the areas most devastated by hurricane sandy, we saw images like this of the victims, eager to show with everything they lost, they still have a voice. in rockaway park, queens, when the generators ran out of gas, voters had to cast ballots in the dark. some new jersey voters climbed into winnebagos to cast their ballots. overwhelmed by applications, state officials there extended the deadline for casting votes by e-mail until friday. hard-hit staten island residents are still trying to catch their breath. did you get a chance to vote today? >> vote. no. look at this. who's got time to vote? >> reporter: now with the added burden of another storm on the way, expected to hit tomorrow night, this devastated coastline is in the bull's-eye of a nor'easter bringing rain, high winds, coastal flooding, even snow to an already battered region. >> we could have some snow on the ground and certainly snow on the t
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Nov 7, 2012 6:30pm EST
storm is hitting the northeast and many families still rebuilding after hurricane sandy are pounded again by wind and snow. and there's a worry tonight that people without heat could be in danger from hypothermia. abc's meteorologist ginger zee has visited one of these hard-hit places and we see you there, ginger. it is snowy and it looks very cold. >> reporter: it is very cold. it feels like it's probably wind chi chill of low 20s. you can see the piles of trash, mounds of sand that line streets like this in rockaway park, just outside new york city. really hard-hit areas, they are not just covered in snow. and just a mess. and get this. more than 22,000 people, tonight, have lost power from this new storm already. and we've got a whole night of nor'easter ahead. an ice cold coating of fresh misery. and it has plenty of company tonight. with a new storm on the way. how do you feel? >> tired. exhausted, but hey, what am i going to do? this is life. >> reporter: you can see it on every block. and in every tattered home. this is the water line, right? >> yes. >> reporter: up to -- >>
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Nov 7, 2012 7:00am EST
hit by hurricane sandy. sam, you were out there last week. this one's coming now. >> all eyes are rightfully focused on this storm. moving into an area that's been pounded by a really large storm. this may be a garden variety nor'easter, but it carries with it very cold air. watch this low get into position and get into place. we'll freeze it at the critical times. it starts with a rain and snow mix in d.c. and in philly and new york city. right around coastal areas, we're hoping for a changeover to rain here. that means it will knock down the snow totals. you won't be able to measure this as a big snow event on the coast. but inland areas will continue to pile up with the snow. watch that low continue to pull away, and know that this is a mixture of snow and rain, right along the coast. all snow inland and a little coastal surf along the shoreline. it's tough enough to ride out a nor'easter in the far rackaways, when you have everything you need. but without homes and without clothes and without foods, it's very difficult. and ginger zee is there. good morning, ginger. >> goo
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Nov 3, 2012 12:00am EDT
most local officials are doing whatever they can to help those affected by hurricane sandy, but one of them is going so far above and beyond that it's almost nuts. newark mayor corey booker has been inviting people to his house. he tweeted this yesterday to a newark resident who asked him for help. he said, there's someone at my house now, eric, i've got space you can relax in, charge devices and even a working dvd player. come by, my serene love. this either makes him the coolest or creepiest mayor ever. i'm not sure. he's either extreme little generous or one of his friends is playing an awesome practical joke on him right now. around a dozen strangers showed up at the house yesterday. they watched movies, they orderorder ed food. i think he had more than 30 people over at his house tonight. we're actually thinking about having our afterparty at the mayor's house in newark. good for him. [ applause ] and you kn, if you've always wanted to ransack a mayor's medicine cabinet, now is your chance. as you know, the presidential election is on tuesday. according to polls, obama and romn
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Nov 15, 2012 2:35am EST
% of the proceeds going to the red cross of course to help victims of hurricane sandy. >> sjp, sarah jessica parker, channelling inner minnie mouse. the search nor bigfoot some interesting characters running around in the wood. >> don't miss that hard-hitting piece. almost the holiday travel season as we all know. that means long lines, delays, and flight attendants under a lot more pressure than usual. the on board freak-out is next here on "world news now." ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] sponges take your mark. [ female announcer ] one drop of ultra dawn has twice the everyday grease cleaning ingredients of one drop of the leading non-concentrated brand... to clean 2x more greasy dishes. dawn does more. so it's not a chore. ♪ ♪ >>> well, the holiday travel season is quickly approaching. and with it, of course, the stress that comes with flying, overstuffed carry-on bags, crowded flights, the crying babies. hmm. >> you don't like the crying babies, do you? >> the worst sound. >> most stressed people on board may be the flight crew the now they're getting some help. here is abc's senior national co
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Nov 6, 2012 6:00am EST
and the northeast is getting back to after hurricane sandy. the airlines and amtrak have cleared up much of the backlog storm cost the airlines $100 million. suzuki is giving up on the u.s. market. the u.s. subsidiary is filing bankruptcy and will no sell cars here. they will focus on motorcycles. any damages of budweiser beer has caused anheuser busch to any images from the movie "flight." > the first quarter of the redskins' game could have had a different ending. says an inadvertent whistle should have negated the 30-yard touchdown by carolina. the petition had been offered e choice of replaying the down the 17-ing the ball at yard line. the runner did not step out of bounds. the defenders stopped pursuing him after he heard the whistle. the saints love playing at home the superdome. a 28-13 win last night for it drew breeze. waseagles' lone highlight the michael vick 77-yard touchdown pass. >> several coaches are already hot seat in the nfl. the new york jets coast is as the most overrated coach. steelers coach or rounded out the top five. [inaudible] the reigning n.c.a.a. basketball
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Nov 13, 2012 6:30pm EST
after hurricane sandy. including thousands on long island. the long island power authority has come under fire accused of gross negligence. today, new york governor andrew cuomo launched an investigation and vowed to hold them accountable. >>> and with nine days left until thanksgiving, today another kind of thanksgiving tradition. the annual prediction from aaa about how many of us plan to travel this holiday. they say more families will be traveling this year than last, 43.6 million of us will venture at least 50 miles from home and that's up 7% from last year. 90% of the travelers will drive, by the way, and the average thanksgiving travel budget is now $498, down $46 from last year. >>> and still ahead on "world news," an athlete collapses on live television from a crippling anxiety shared by millions of americans. how he turned his panic into triumph. next. [ male announcer ] this is joe woods' first day of work. and his new boss told him two things -- cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll work his way up from busser to waiter to chef befo
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Nov 7, 2012 6:00am EST
troubles. >> plus we're going to check on some of the places hit hard by sandy are bracing for another impact. >> 6:16 right now. this morning, after election day, if you're wondering how the country is responding to the elections last night, we're starting to get our first look at newspaper headlines. >> jummy is monitoring them from the live desk. >> just picked up our stack of newspapers here in the abc 7 newsroom. we'll start off with "the washington post," a second term, you see the first family there on the front of this one. we'll go next to the "usa today" paper "obama triumphs," also a picture on the front page of the first family. "wall street journal," "obama wins," although by the time they went to print, they don't have the updated number of the electoral college there. "new york times" also has "obama's night" with a picture of the president on the front. and then this one is interesting. "the new york post" apparently wasn't paying attention before they went to print, and they have 007 on their cover as well as "hung jury," s
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Nov 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
obama is the projected winner tonight. it was devastated, as you know, by that superstorm sandy and still awaiting word how many people in the storm zone could actually show up. but we are ready to project that the winner tonight in new jersey is president obama, george. >> so we still see the north is going to president obama, the south is going to governor romney. so far just about everything as expected right now. see the states filled in that have been called already but we'll keep our eye all night long on these big battlegrounds where the campaigns have invested so much time and energy and money. the big states that are going to tip the balance tonight, the vote continues to come in. i want to go to ohio. you see it on the map right now if we can zone in on the board. we see about 20% of the vote has now come in ohio. president obama has 59% of that so far. governor romney, 40% and jon karl, i want to go to you. so much of that lead is based on the early vote that was made before today. >> yeah, that's exactly right and, remember, i said at this time exactly four years ago
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